All posts tagged "Clint Barmes"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Notes from the First Series

    Three games into the 2013 season the Pirates are 1-2 and for the most part have not been able to consistently put the ball into play. Andrew McCutchen, not surprisingly, has not been one of the players that hasn’t had that problem. Yesterday in the Pirates Pregame we talked about his commitment...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: The Infield

    With Opening Day less than a week away and Spring Training coming to a close in Florida, it seems like an appropriate time to take a look at what the Pirates will put on the field next Monday when the Cubs visit PNC Park. The idea is to do one of these...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: McCutchen Wasn’t the Pirate That Deserved a Gold Glove

    My tweet tonight immediately after Andrew McCutchen won a gold glove: Andrew McCutchen hits his way to his first career Gold Glove. It received several retweets, which I can only assume is other people mocking what has become of the Gold Glove award. The Gold Glove award is supposed to recognize defense....

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Shortstop

    After deciding to part ways with shortstop Ronny Cedeno, the Pirates upgraded the position defensively last November by bringing Clint Barmes in on a two year deal. The 33-year-old had a pedigree for an impressive glove at short, and provided a solid glove for the Pirates in 2012. The first two months...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Looking Deeper at the Black Hole at the Bottom of the Lineup

    The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Clint Barmes and Rod Barajas over the off-season, looking at each player for values other than offense. So far on the season, both players have put up some horrible offensive numbers. Yet each is getting playing time. Barmes is getting playing time because of his defense. His 17.5...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Snap Skid; Is McDonald’s Spot Safe?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field in Chicago on Saturday afternoon just one game over .500 and three games back of St. Louis for the second spot in the Wild Card race. Looking to snap their seven-game skid and turn things around, the club needed the offense to spark and the pitching...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Barmes Has Biggest Swing of His Season

    This Pittsburgh Pirates team battles, and never gives up. Even when things look like they’re starting to turn for the worse, they’ve been able to prevail and beat the odds. It proved to be true on Sunday afternoon, in perhaps the wildest first four innings played this 2012 season. “We’re pretty good,”...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Jordy Mercer Needs More Playing Time

    The Pittsburgh Pirates called up top hitting prospect Starling Marte on July 26th. Prior to his promotion in the majors, the club had struggled with their outfield alignment. Jose Tabata was demoted to the minors in early July after posting a .636 OPS. Alex Presley was falling out of favor with a...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Pirates Looking to Replace Barmes?

    A lot of the rumors we've heard this year have been the same. The Pirates are looking for a big bat, and they're looking for a pitcher. Today we heard a new set of rumors: the Pirates are looking at shortstops. Ken Rosenthal reported that the Pirates are one of the teams interested in...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Playing With Confidence, Finishing the First Half Strong

    PITTSBURGH, PA — Today marked the halfway point of the season. If the first half is any indicator for what is in store in the second part of the season, Pittsburgh Pirate fans and the city better buckle up, because it’s going to be a fun team to watch. The club entered game...

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